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To the utter amazement of bank officials, a man carrying a senior citizen's identity card indicating he was 169-old-man is reported to have called over at a state bank at Delthota. The date of birth was shown as August 30, 1849 making him 169 years old.

The customer Nuge Arachchige Nelson Silva of Wetakepotha in Diyamankad was a trader by profession. On making inquiries, the bank officials revealed that the man's actual date of birth was September 30, 1946 and that he was 70 years old.

He said he had not received his national identity card though he had applied of one and as such had applied for a senior citizen’s identity card which he received on August 30, 2016 with the incorrect figures.

The man said he often faced problems and embarrassment when he produced his senior citizen’s identity card. (Suranga Rajanayake)

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  • melda Thursday, 05 January 2017 02:38 AM

    now that poor senior citizen has to go behind govt officers to correct that mistake which he has not involved at all. even then such govt officers will treat him like he is the one who has typed the wrong digits in his ID card. via DM Android App

    ANTON Wednesday, 04 January 2017 04:57 PM

    PEOPLE WHO ARE ISSUING SENIOR CITIZEN IDENTITY CARDS MUST BE OLDER THAN ACTUAL SENIOR CITIZENS.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 04 January 2017 04:58 PM

    This is a country with abundance of arrogance which causes ignorance. Our leaders remind us always the white man robbed this country, but we robbed 1000 times more since 1947. None of our State Departments have at least 10% staff who can converse in 3 languages leave alone even in English.

    Dee Wednesday, 04 January 2017 07:22 PM

    Come on, dont make a mountain of a mole hill. Our NIC was typed manually for everyone. Its obvious that this senior citizen card was typed or written 8 instead of 9 when ebtering DOB. Why make a big issue? Just get it changed. If a bank officer wrote 1 lack on a 1 mil deposit will they write to the media? They'll rush and get it changed!


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